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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-14-2014, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Performing stator replacement soon, advice on parts?

Stator is bad (11v at idle and 3.5k RPM, yay!), R/R is probably shot as well (voltage spikes up to 19v while riding), therefore it's time to replace both. I've been reading my ass off all morning on what's needed for the stator replacement process and I'd like to bounce my ideas off all of you wonderful people.

Here's what I'm ordering..
  • TPE Stator
  • FH012AA MOSFET R/R (specced for a Yamaha YZF-R1)
  • Permatex Red & Blue loctite
  • Honda Moly 60 Grease (spline lube while I'm at it)
  • Permatex 22058 Dielectric Grease
  • Permatex 80062 High Tack Gasket sealant
  • 2x James Gasket brand exhaust port gaskets (PN: 17048-98)

Much of my info I've gleaned from various posts here in the forums, and in particular this thread which helpfully listed some part numbers.

I'm shying away from replacing all the gaskets as my budget for this is very tight, the above parts already total out to about $200. How crazy am I for doing that?

Finally.. any advice on things to watch out for? Aside from the thread I linked above, I haven't had much luck finding a good walkthrough with pictures. I'm planning on taking some myself when I do the replacement; this forum has helped me so much thus far I gotta give something back.
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If you haven't downloaded the service manual, you should. It may have a procedure for stator replacement.
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I don't know if you saw my thread but I just removed my stator two days ago.
All the parts cost me around 140 dollars(although I already had the locktite red and blue and gasket maker om hand).

I'd suggest, replacing the gaskets, there is a very good chance they won't come out in one piece anyway. In my experience with gaskets they almost never come off clean and it's the same principle as when you replace crush washers, gaskets usually only have a one shot run (sometimes you can reuse) but it's just not worth having an oil leak on the part you spent 18 hours replacing.


I ordered all my parts from Ron ayers, they had the cheapest prices and very good service. Cost me 38 dollars for all the parts.


Consult The Repair manual For Parts diagrams, that helped me a lot and includes the part numbers for what you'll have to order.


Sorry I can't offer more, this is only from my experience and I'm definitely not an authority on the matter, good luck!

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My first ride- June 2013 @ 22k miles
Stator replaced 27k

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kyledk, are you in the "Fox Valley Area" near Chicago? Also, do you have a list of gaskets / parts you ordered?
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I'm in the fox valley area up in Wisconsin, about a 3 hour drive(with good traffic, yah right) north of Chicago.

I used the same parts list as was in the walk through you linked too, however I Also double checked all the parts numbers with the manual. It is in pdf form and I got it from here:https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...ghlight=manual .

It's all kinda vague (doesn't tell you what part is which) but it is a good reference for some things. Just don't fully trust those pictures, as they are grainy with 30 year old technology.

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My first ride- June 2013 @ 22k miles
Stator replaced 27k

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I took your advice, I ordered all of the gaskets. I found that they had a couple other things cheaper than Amazon too, so got that there as well.
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How may miles are on your bike, not a bad idea to replace the balance dampers while you are in there, just a few more bolts and a few more bucks. you might consider the stator cover mod but that would run you an extra 50 or so. I'm in the process of doing that now. had to pull the motor this time for an oil leak

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42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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26,000 or so. How much are dampers?

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Ha, my stator went out at 27k, but symptoms were(hindsight) showing at 25k.



Does anyone have any thoughts on if that would be easier or why one would need to remove the bevel vs the rear final drive to disconnect the propeller shaft? after I futs with the bevel case for the good part of an hour I toyed with that idea and heard it mentioned in a post previous to my attempt (I just didn't have the gaskets and so decided to try it next time instead).

Thoughts?

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My first ride- June 2013 @ 22k miles
Stator replaced 27k

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How may miles are on your bike, not a bad idea to replace the balance dampers while you are in there, just a few more bolts and a few more bucks. you might consider the stator cover mod but that would run you an extra 50 or so. I'm in the process of doing that now. had to pull the motor this time for an oil leak
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26,000 or so. How much are dampers?
x2 100% ....will be excellent preventive Maintenance.

I had Stator Mod performed when my balance dampers went [email protected] 13K miles. (over $700.00+ total....don't go there !)

EDIT:4 +2 =6 3 + 2 (5) balance Dampers were $40.00 @ Ron Myers....

Long story....ended up with original Stator ....engine loss Oil Pressure (with charging issues...unk...not thoroughly tested w/Oil pump issues).

...got another engine


'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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